Gustavus Adolphus College

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library

Library
United States

Primary Contact:
Barbara Fister
Academic Librarian
507-933-7553

Program Overview

We’re so small (6 librarians, one of whom is also the college archivist) that we wear many hats, including this one. If I had to characterize it in a word, I would call it “anarchist.”

Year publishing activities began: 2012

Organization: We're so small (6 librarians, one of whom is also the college archivist) that we wear many hats, including this one. If we had to characterize it in a word, I'd call it "anarchist."

Total FTE in support of publishing activities:

Funding sources (%): library materials budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016:

Library publications in 2016:

Number of open access titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 0

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: individual faculty

External partners: Oberlin Group; we also kick in some support for an OA LIS journal.

Publishing platform(s): PressBooks

Digital preservation strategy: in-house

Additional services: cataloging

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We are among Oberlin Group libraries involved in planning the Leaver Initiative, an open access monograph press focusing on the liberal arts. (http://leverinitiative.wordpress.com/) We are also planning to set aside a percentage of our acquisitions budget annually to devote to OA support. At the moment it's a *very tiny* percentage, but I hope it's a way to be intentional about our commitment to sharing knowledge with the world.
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